Diamond Platnumz and Juma Jux face copyright infringement

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Diamond Platnumz and Juma Jux face copyright infringement


In a dramatic twist that sent shockwaves through the music industry, Tanzanian sensations Juma Jux and Diamond Platnumz found themselves at the center of a copyright storm, leaving their chart-topping anthem “Enjoy” in ruins as it was mercilessly pulled down from YouTube.

Congolese artist Sapologuano Odenumz, delivered a thunderous blow with a copyright claim that reverberated across the digital realm.

“Enjoy” had reigned supreme as the undisputed king of the YouTube Kenyan charts for a triumphant two weeks, captivating audiences far and wide with its infectious beats.

The song’s speedy rise had united fans in its rhythm, forging an unforgettable connection with music enthusiasts from diverse corners of the globe.

In a twist loaded with intrigue, the narrative took a somber turn in August when the audio version of “Enjoy” was unceremoniously expunged from YouTube.

Sapologuano Odenumz emerged from the shadows, his voice resolute as he alleged that the melodic song by Diamond and Jux bore an uncanny resemblance to his own song, ‘I Found Love.’

Congolese artist Sapologuano Odenumz who issued a copyright strike to Juma Jux and Diamond Platnumz over “Enjoy” song. Photo/Courtesy

In a candid interview with a Tanzanian blog, Odenumz bared his soul, recounting the disbelief that had coursed through him upon first listening to “Enjoy.”

He claimed to have unearthed striking resemblance between the song and his own heartfelt creation. Determined to protect his creative legacy, Odenumz reached out to Juma Jux, his pleas falling on deaf ears.

Left with no option but to wield the sword of justice, Odenumz launched a formidable assault on YouTube itself, lodging a formal complaint that echoed through the digital corridors of power.

It was a move born of sheer necessity, a desperate bid to shield his artistic soul from the clutches of infringement.

But the battle didn’t end there. Odenumz boldly declared that Diamond and Jux had retaliated with a counter-suit, utilizing the formidable machinery of their music distribution company.

The war raged on, each side fighting tenaciously to protect their creative domain.

Juma Jux distraught after his monster hit “Enjoy” with Diamond Platnumz mercilessly pulled down from YouTube over copyright infringement. Photo/JumaJux/Instagram

This wasn’t Diamond’s first attack into the murky waters of copyright disputes. In November 2022, he and Mbosso found themselves ensnared in a similar legal tangle for their hit “Yataniua.”

South African DJ Maphorisa unleashed his own legal arsenal, alleging that the song bore a striking resemblance to his work, “Adiwele,” featuring Young Stunna and Kabza de Small.

The result? A familiar refrain—Diamond’s channel silenced, but Mbosso’s voice, for the moment, spared.

As the battle rages on, the music world watches with bated breath, wondering whose melody will ultimately reign supreme in this riveting symphony of copyright warfare.

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